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2018 Chelmsford to Heybridge

Social
The Blackwater & Chelmer Navigation, distance 14 miles

30th September 2018

Report from Social Secretary, Steve Kemp:

The Centurions took to the canal towpaths of Essex for a social walk on Sunday 30th September. From Springfield basin in Chelmsford the group followed the Chelmer and Blackwater navigation east, passing a couple of permanent mooring communities, before reaching Paper Mill lock, 7 miles completed and the mid-way point of the route.
Continuing through the Essex countryside, motor cruisers began to replace canal boats on the approach to Heybridge basin at the mouth of the Blackwater estuary, marking the completion of our 14 mile stroll.
Cream tea was enjoyed in the Tiptree tea rooms. Then with souvenirs purchased it was time to take to our vehicles for the return to Chelmsford.

Centurion social walks take place throughout the UK and are open to all.
Strolls secretary Steve Kemp racewalker@sky.com welcomes volunteer walk leaders and suggestions for new venues.
Contact Steve if you have an idea for a social walk in your area. Keep an eye on our website www.Centurions1911.org.uk for details of our Spring 2019 walk in Cambridgeshire.


Walk details:
10am Springfield Basin , Wharf Road, Chelmsford CM2 6YQ. The walk passes through lovely countryside and pretty locks, with a lunch stop midway at Paper Mill Lock.



FINISH
The walk finishes at Heybridge, where the Tiptree tea room apparently serves a nice Cream Tea!



Centurion social walks take place throughout the UK and are open to all.
Strolls secretary Steve Kemp racewalker@sky.com welcomes volunteer walk leaders and suggestions for new venues.
Contact Steve if you have an idea for a social walk in your area. Keep an eye on our website www.Centurions1911.org.uk for details of our Spring 2019 walk in Cambridgeshire.


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